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Larkfleet's Helen Jones and Martin McKenna from the Friends of Nyansakia with a group of pupils who took part in the fundraising Easter egg hunt at Larkfleet's Abbeyfields development earlier this year
Larkfleet's Helen Jones and Martin McKenna from the Friends of Nyansakia with a group of pupils who took part in the fundraising Easter egg hunt at Larkfleet's Abbeyfields development earlier this year

Bourne housebuilder Larkfleet Homes (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk) has helped Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy raise funds for local group, Friends of Nyansakia (www.nyansakia.org), which raises money for an impoverished community in Nyansakia, Kenya.

One part of the Kenyan community that the Friends of Nyansakia raise money for is the local primary school which has approximately 1,000 pupils.

Each year, Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy holds a ‘Nyansakia Day’ where pupils take part in fundraising activities. This year, one of the activities included producing drawings, sculptures and other art that then formed a public art exhibition hosted by Larkfleet at its Abbeyfields showhome on Spalding Road.

Members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite piece of art – over 100 were displayed in total – and for every vote cast, Larkfleet donated £1 to the Friends of Nyansakia.

All proceeds from ‘Nyansakia Day’ at the local school were added to Larkfleet’s contribution following the art exhibition. In total the Bourne school and Larkfleet raised well over £800.

The total raised will provide new, sturdy, suitable desks for the Nyansakia pupils. Pupils in Kenya will be shown how to construct these desks themselves, providing them with useful skills, and this ‘building/construction’ theme also ties in well with Larkfleet’s own construction focus.

This is not the first time Larkfleet has worked with the school to raise funds for ‘Friends of Nyansakia’. Over the Easter holidays earlier this year, Larkfleet organised a special ‘Easter egg hunt’ around its Abbeyfields showhome for all pupils at the Bourne school.

In total, Larkfleet donated £120 to the Friends of Nyansakia following the ‘Easter egg hunt’ which went directly to the primary school in Kenya.

The donation was enough to provide 48 Kenyan school children with a school dinner for an entire month.

For more information on Larkfleet’s Abbeyfields development, please contact 01778 392795 or email abbeyfields@larkfleethomes.co.uk.